The Truman boys tennis team didn’t have any trouble dispatching Fort Osage in a 8-1 non-conference win Monday.
Blake Savidge won 8-1, Bryce Idoni won 8-0, Copper Clements won 8-4, Brock Thomas won 8-1 and Nestor Olivas won 8-2 for the Patriots in singles play.
In doubles, Savidge and Keegan Welch won 8-4, Clements and Thomas won 8-2 and Olivas and Idoni won 8-0.
Fort Osage’s Tanner Krause picked up his team’s only win in singles with a 8-5 victory.
“Conditions were really tough today,” Truman coach Scott Lett said. “Usually in the Midwest, spring tennis players see wind gusts, but today was one of the windiest I can remember. Players had to keep their composure and stay focused on every ball — couldn’t take a moment’s lapse. Up and down the ladder, we stayed mentally tough on a challenging afternoon.”
Truman’s junior varsity won 9-0.
STALEY 7, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 2: The Bears had a tough matchup against one of the best teams in the state as they fell to the Falcons Friday.
Pierrick Gourlet won 8-6 at No. 2 singles and the team of Brett Wilson and Jose Mendoza won 8-4 in No. 2 doubles for the Bears.
"I really was frustrated by our lack of energy today,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “We came out flat in the first few games of the doubles matches and that really doomed us. To watch Staley's No. 1 cover 90 percent of the court and win points against my No. 1 doubles team was disheartening. However, for my younger guys they really got to see a great display of poaching and anticipation."